Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well its the busiest time of the year for me and so I have no time to blog it seems, but here's a peek at whats going on in the Devil's Workshop (my kitchen table). Joker's head
Joker's head
A prop for a charity I am working on (but not in). This will be a real gorefest when it's done!

head for sconce corpse
The horrah
I am building three of these guys. They will be corpse sconces, and have flickering LEDs in their eyes and chest cavities.

Ground Breaker up close
Ground Breaker
This guy is finished except for paint. I will be finishing my props and then painting them all at the same time. Why? Because I know exactly how long it will take me to paint something. That leaves time for things I have never done before to play out.

Bakin Monkies!
Finished ribs
Making sculpey ribs
Dead monkey 2.0 is mid construction. He got put on the back burner while I made sure I finished my Volcano. Yeah I said Volcano.

3/4 view of Volcano
Mosaic mountain
Need a moisturizer

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I hope to post some props and a preview of HTI 2009 so stay tuned.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Making Glow in the Dark Teeth

I made a quick video on how to make teeth from Polymer clay. I like to do this because it gives you more creative options when making halloween props and makes for more expressive faces. This how-to uses translucent white Sculpey and Premo Glow in the Dark Clay, but the brands aren't important, as most of these brands all have these two colors.

My recommended baking time:
200° for 20-30 minutes (because these are so thin)

Manufacturer's recommended bake times:
Fimo: 230° for 30 minutes
Sculpey: 275° for 15 minutes
Premo: 275° for 30 minutes

Tools needed:
tooth pick or needle tool
knife or wooden knife tool

Other Glow in the Dark colors from Sculpey:

Flouresecent Colors from Premo:

Examples of Polymer Clay teeth in my props:
Blacklight Frim
Close-up of of the ghouls' faces
Bat Thing with UV Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawn!!!